Social Services Children & Young People NQ

What is special about this course?

This course is the first level at which a childcare worker can register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). Learners will gain knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes that will help them to contribute to the development of children in personal and professional contexts.

The main purpose of the course is for learners to understand early education and child development from pre-birth to age 16 and the roles and responsibilities of practitioners, other professionals and parents/carers in contributing to the development of children and young people. Learners will gain knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes that will help them to contribute to the development of children in personal and professional contexts. Learners will undertake childcare placements.

 

Entry requirements

School Leavers:

  • Five National 5s at C or above or equivalent, including one literary subject e.g. English, History, Geography, Psychology or Care
  • OR the NC Child, Health & Social Care group award
  • OR the SVQ Social Service (Children & Young People) Level 6 or the equivalent
  • Satisfactory interview and PVG check

Mature students:

  • Relevant post school education and training
  • Relevant life experience
  • Satisfactory interview and PVG check

Throughout the course, you will study relevant childcare and education subjects such as:

  • Higher Childcare and Development

  • Work placement to develop vocational and employability skills

  • NPA Social Services (Children & Young People)

  • Role and responsibilities of practitioners

  • Play in Early Education and Childcare

  • Supporting children's behaviour

  • You will also develop core skills such as IT, numeracy and communications

Active learning will be promoted to learners through investigations on a range of childcare and development issues and topics of their own choice. Many activities will involve collaborative learning as learners work with others to discuss and present their ideas.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

How long will my course last?


One academic year full time, longer part-time


Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso
    • Alness

Start date

September and January

Fees

For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • HNC Childhood Practice.

  • SVQ Social Services (Children & Young People) Level 6 or 7

  • Enhanced career opportunities or other relevant courses. 

  • This award is recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council to allow you to register to be a Support Worker providing care and support to children.

  • BA(Hons) Health Studies, BA(Hons) Child and Youth Studies

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Apply for Social Services Children & Young People NQ

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at North Highland College UHI. North Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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